Yeah but you have more rich people than Greece so it is not an equal comparison.
As Americans we are wealthy by world standards, personal freedom and personal wealth. I fear our system of government has become dysfunctional to the point it is ready to dissolve. Seriously, look at Greece if you want but Rome is a better example.
"You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me
"Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek
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we have already passed 105% of GDP since the "100" was announced a month ago.
the only time in history the debt was nearly completely paid-off was when Jackson took control of the banks.
the highest the debt ever hit was after WW2 when it reached 120% of GDP, Eisenhower came in and greatly reduced the debt.
it CAN be done, but we need to start placing radical Americans in government.
we know what will happen if we vote status-quo.
currently , we have too many fools electing fools, and Americans don't want to face the fact there is a lot of people who would love to see America go bankrupt.
I'd like to conversely see a calculator for the amount of debt generated by each generation in today's dollars. Maybe show it for the periods where that generation turns 18 and can vote. At some point all you can really do is point fingers at the people that voted in the representatives that generated all that debt.
I also find it interesting that the poeple in control are older and therefore will likely not live to see the consequences of the actions they take. All they care about is getting re-elected, rather than truely leaving a long term legacy.
Maybe rather than a minimum age, we need a maximum age for service in congress and president. All this wodnerful experience has just made for highly skilled career politicans, not people that make good informed decisions.